Sharp rise in container volumes at Ports of Stockholm

2013 has been a successful year for Ports of Stockholm's container terminal. Goods volumes have increased by 58 percent.

From January to August 2013 Ports of Stockholm's container terminal handled more than 32 000 container units, also known as TEUs. This is an increase of 58 percent compared to the same period the year before.

The increase is due to more shipping lines choosing to transport goods by sea to the dynamic and rapidly growing Stockholm region. Five different shipping lines, MSC, CMA-CGM, Team Lines, Unifeeder and SCA Logistics, currently operate vessel services to Ports of Stockholm's container terminal. MSC and CMA-CGM are two of the world's three largest shipping lines.

"We are very pleased to see this positive development, which contributes to a reduced impact on the environment and a more efficient transport flow to Sweden's largest consumer region," says Henrik Widerståhl, Deputy Managing Director at Ports of Stockholm.

"We deliver flexible and efficient container handling for our customers and have good prerequisites to be able to manage further increases in volume and more vessel calls," says Martin Allison, Managing Director of Hutchison Port Sweden.

The global terminal operator, Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), operates the container terminal at Frihamnen.

1 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) is the equivalent of one 20 foot container.